Zen Button

Computers & Mobile Craft & Design Technology
Zen Button

Pete Prodoehl needed a button. A button with a USB connection that would emulate a single keypress. He’s built two now. They’re dead simple: a Teensy USB development board, a cable, a button, and a lovely die-cast aluminum enclosure from Mammoth Electronics. I have no particular need for such a button, but this photo is making me itch to build one of my own.


4 thoughts on “Zen Button

  1. Pete Prodoehl says:

    The next one I’m working on has… wait for it… two buttons! :)

  2. Flip van den Berg says:

    I made a 1-key-keyboard project a few years ago, which has the same dead-simple functionality as this project, but at a very low cost (about 5-6 times cheaper than a Teensy)  – http://blog.flipwork.nl/?x=entry:entry081009-142605

    oh, and I also made a 4-key version :-) http://blog.flipwork.nl/?x=entry:entry100224-003937

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